Wed.Dec 04, 2019

General Motor’s Supply Chain Disaster

Clear Spider

General Motors is a multinational company based in the United States. More commonly known as GM, the corporation manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts. Today’s post covers how GM experienced a supply chain disaster with the robot mania disaster in the 1980’s. What went wrong? General Motors is a well known corporation and […]. The post General Motor’s Supply Chain Disaster appeared first on [link].

“Happy Holidays” Has Become a Year-Round Challenge

Material Handling and Logistics

The “most wonderful time of the year” is almost an everyday occurrence now in the world of e-commerce

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The Role of Attributes in Supply Chain Planning

Adexa

Most supply chain professionals and planners think of finished goods when they hear attributes. But attributes are present in every part of the supply chain from suppliers to raw materials, to machinery, products and distribution centers. Attributes define the specific properties of each object.

An Empty Chair….

Supply Chain Shaman

Across from me, sits an empty chair. In fact, sadly, there are many empty chairs in the room. Five people canceled at the last minute due to travel restrictions. Today, I am facilitating the Network of Networks share group in Antwerp. The reason the seats are empty?

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Digital Path to Purchase Decreases Retailers’ Reliance on Holiday Shopping

Enterra Insights

Traditionally the holiday shopping season has been a make-or-break time for retailers. It’s still important, but Lauren Thomas ( @laurenthomas ) reports, “Coresight Research … says the holiday season is becoming ‘less important’ for retailers, with more shopping taking place online throughout the year. … It said the holiday season accounted for almost 24% of all retailers’ sales in the late 1990s, but is closer to 21% today.

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The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management

My Office Apps

The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Most people assume that logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) refer to the same process.

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How Can What-If Scenario Planning Help Plan for Brexit?

Arkieva

In my previous blog, I addressed how what-if analysis can help supply chains when faced with uncertainty. This blog is an attempt to delve into some specific what-if scenarios that could arise due to Brexit. How Can What-If Scenario Planning Help Plan for Brexit?

Does your workforce own the mindset for an effective S&OP?

Prophetic Technology

S&OP is a standard business planning process impacted by constant internal or external pressures and challenges. supply chain planning s&OP

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How Shipping Software Innovation Led a Technology Company Into Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? Article and permission to publish here provided by FreightPOP.com. Have you ever been extremely frustrated with a process at work?

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Improving OTIF Performance

SupplyPike

How Can I Improve My OTIF Performance? Making sure you are compliant with OTIF requirements can be tricky.

Lead by Example

Supply Chain Nation

Lindsay Eavenson is a pre-sales director at JDA, beginning her career at RedPrairie [acquired by JDA] right out of college more than 16 years ago. She’s a huge proponent of leading by example and in her new leadership role at JDA keeps this in mind in everything that she does.

Key Freight Management Factors to Consider

Cerasis

The trucking industry fluctuates to accommodate changes in demand, customers rotations, available capacity, and much more. Meanwhile, changes within politics and environmental regulations, including the US-China trade tariffs, also influence the industry.

Three Reasons Why Sizing Up The Critical Path Is So Important For All Retailers

EV Cargo Technology

In order to stay ahead in a competitive market, brands need to size up their critical path to understand what milestones they need to meet, when they need to meet them and, importantly, how they’re going to meet them. A retailer who has greater visibility of their product development and supply chain will not only be able to quickly eliminate faulty products and better manage risks but also identify bottlenecks in a product’s lifecycle.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

LTL Freight: 6 Benefits of a TMS to Manage Less Than Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

Most businesses that ship freight via Less-than-Truckload or LTL freight shipping services will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their transportation and logistics departments with the use of an automated transportation management system (TMS).

Three Reasons Why Sizing Up The Critical Path Is So Important For All Retailers

EV Cargo Technology

In order to stay ahead in a competitive market, brands need to size up their critical path to understand what milestones they need to meet, when they need to meet them and, importantly, how they’re going to meet them. A retailer who has greater visibility of their product development and supply chain will not only be able to quickly eliminate faulty products and better manage risks but also identify bottlenecks in a product’s lifecycle.

Creating a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks & Lulls

Veridian Solutions

Creating a responsive supply chain in advance of the peak shopping season is a no-brainer. While the season is usually described as the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, responsive processes have a lasting effect. A responsive supply chain offers greater flexibility with labor management , streamlines warehouse operations, reduces dock constraints, and much more.

ERP Inventory Management: Benefits of Automating the Fulfillment Process

ShipBob

Finding the right inventory management solution is one of the most important things you can do for your ecommerce business , especially as you expand into different channels and markets. Keeping track of accurate stock levels and managing your inventory across different channels can impact not only how quickly orders are fulfilled and shipped, but also other aspects of your business, such as operations and finances. .

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Lead by Example

Supply Chain Nation

Lindsay Eavenson is a pre-sales director at JDA, beginning her career at RedPrairie [acquired by JDA] right out of college more than 16 years ago. She’s a huge proponent of leading by example and in her new leadership role at JDA keeps this in mind in everything that she does.

5 Factory Uses for Sensors You Might Not Expect

DELMIA Quintiq

Sensors are some of the most remarkable electronic devices available. Some of their applications in factories and manufacturing are a little lesser known right now, even as Industry 4.0 continues its disruptive march. Let’s take a look at five of those applications now.

Trucking Detention Fees: Insights from Indago Members

Talking Logistics

Over the past three years, are you experiencing an increase or decrease in detention charges from carriers (the number of times you’re getting charged detention fees by carriers)? We asked our Indago research community that question back in September.

5 Factory Uses for Sensors You Might Not Expect

DELMIA Quintiq

Sensors are some of the most remarkable electronic devices available. Some of their applications in factories and manufacturing are a little lesser known right now, even as Industry 4.0 continues its disruptive march. Let’s take a look at five of those applications now.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Christmas tree shortage? Blame it on the recession.of 2008

DAT Solutions

Christmas trees are in short supply all over the country. Growers in some states blame the weather, while others blame the recession of 2008. Trucking Industry Trends

How to Stand Out at a Trade Show with Great Booth Designs

EMERGE App

Introduction. A Trade Show aka Trade Expo is a tried-and-true platform where companies of similar industry market their products and services. These shows are mainly for small businesses to analyze the current trends in the market, and keep a check on their competitors!

The Logistics Economy: An Update

Logistics Viewpoints

There have been recent signs of macroeconomic weakness. Let’s take this opportunity to review some of the data and dig a little deeper into the area relevant to the logistics sector.

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Teardown Time: Renault Carburetor

Dragon Innovation

Understanding how things are put together is at the core of our manufacturing experts at Dragon Innovation. The best way to know how something is put together is, you guessed it, take it apart! Hardware Hardware Teardowns Teardown Time motors Renault Carburetor parts springs

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.